I used to have my workbench away from the wall in the middle of the garage. On the recommendation of Mr. Schwarz and in need of space to put things together, I moved my workbench next to the wall under the tool hanging cabinet.
I gotta say, I’m not really lovin’ it there. The tool cabinet for my hand tools that I’m working on now is wider than my bench and sleppin’ the workbench around to be able to work on it is turning out to be kind of a pain. Going on the back side, I end up getting hung up in the hanging tools.
I need to do so more work on the shop. Shrink the outfeed table, move the bike to the back yard shed (after I build it), come up with a new sharpen station since the new cabinet will block the current location. But if I leave the workbench against the wall, this will be a long term thing.
Perhaps my floor is also part of the problem. Little rubber mats are getting in the way of moving the bench and end up being a trip hazard when they get scrunched up by the bench.